All Roads Lead Home eTo try the last book in the series in the hope that the author doesn t repeat the vomitous male lead shtick For the many fans of Kate Morrell s first book The Reluctant Lady the waiting is over It may have taken a little while but it is definitely worth it Her second book Marriage Upon Terms is here and takes us back into the same well researched Regency world The two heroes Robert Deverell and Sir Edward Gilbert were friends of Harry and Rafe and this is their story Marriage Upon Terms is beautifully written and there are no Americanisms or glaring out of period references We are introduced initially to the two heroines Lizzie Hamilton and Belle Thornbury likeable young ladies living life on thedge of penury who are throwing verything into one last chance to find husbands If they don t do so then the only route for survival is the lonely one of governess or companion or worse At this same period Dev and Gil s lives have been This cool stranger is no longer the tender funny man she cannot forget Lizzy has a few terms of her own Both will need to surrender ground to
rediscover the love they lost But ven as Lizzy finds that 'her Robert' may still be alive within the cold Mr the
they lost ven as Lizzy finds that 'her Robert' may still be alive within the cold Mr it seems that death still stalks her husband and perhaps ven herself Rich in historical detail and determined characters this powerful romance will sweep you up "Into A Love Story "a love story an adventure that you won't want to put. ,love they lost
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46% Despite being well written and the main female leads likeable and their circumstances compelling I foundDespite being well written and the main female leads likeable and their circumstances compelling I found male lead Dev abhorrent and that utterly wrecked the romance for me At this point I don t care if Dev *crawls and grovels to Lizzy further down the line he cheated on her after their marriage and it is clear *and grovels to Lizzy further down the line he cheated on her after their marriage and it is clear he has made a sport of manipulating and seducing married women and possibly worse attempts to use the same techniues with his wife in order to regain an upper hand His treatment of her consistently veers back to being abhorrent ven whilst his internal dialogue suggests he "Is ConflictedI Ve Been Spoiled "conflictedI ve been spoiled some xcellent historical romances and whilst I ll admit that modern aspirations around faithfulness respect and kindness in marriage may have been rare in practice in regency marriages THIS IS AN HISTORIC ROMANCE and I want to read about a worthy man dammit Dev is a creepI m going. Six years arlier tragedy changed the course of Robert Deverell's life Now another forces him to face up to the future and to promises he failed to keep Six years arlier Elizabeth Hamilton wasted her one season by falling hopelessly in love with Robert Deverell then her life was blighted by loss and poverty Now she must marry or find a post as a governess So when Mr Deverell himself offers her a marriage of convenience upon his terms she is dumbfounded But when she realises that. .
Urned upside down again in Dev *S CASE AND THEY ARE NOW *case and they are now to the future soberly Dev in particular needs to marry and have children since his family was decimated in a sailing accident six years ago leaving him and two distant "CousinsThis Is A Romance But "is a romance but is much than that It is an adventure with possible threats to Dev s life at least Gil thinks there are And it appears that Lizzie might also be a target The story also revolves round Dev and Lizzie s relationship which had started so promisingly six years before but was shattered by Dev s family tragedy I will not go into the details of the plot as I don t believe that reviews should be spoilers But I would definitely recommend this book to both those who loved The Reluctant Lady and to readers of this genre who have not discovered Ms Morrell yet It is also very pleasing to know that there several other Gentlemen of Christopher s who have their own stories which need telling. Down Author's note This seuel to The Reluctant Lady follows the stories of some of the friends introduced in that novel but also stands alone as Regency read For those familiar with The Reluctant Lady you’ll discover what happened to Dev Gil and Denny after they left for Newmarket and see Charles and Harry return to support their friends However in places this is a rather darker novel than the first So if you are looking for a light frothy romance this may not be
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